Unique pasta and lavish antipasti plates are offered at this gourmet Greek-owned coffee shop/deli.
The secret? High quality local and organic ingredients prepared with flair according to season, market, and the phenomenal Anthi Lyda Galinou’s mood of the day.
The wines, oils and salts (from Greece, Portugal, France or Italy) are also available to take away as well as the delicious olives and house caviars (try the caper one!), salami (donkey!) and cheeses that make up the antipasti plate. The pasta is made fresh daily and served with a choice of velvety tomato succo or the pesto del giorno. Try the outstanding wild herb salad with caramelized onions and cherry tomatoes … lounge under the large red parasols – another piece of the tarte du jour maybe? This is food prepared with love! Non-smoking inside and a choice of bio, lactose-free and soy milk.
Galinou’s mousakka is, as far we (or anyone who knows mousakka) are concerned, the best in Berlin. It’s perfectly balanced: moist yet not heavy, with a luscious béchamel over layers of aubergine and succulent freshly ground meat. Regulars head over on Tuesdays when it’s fresh from the oven, or on Wednesdays when the flavours have infused and it’s even more delicious.